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The returns to value and momentum in Asian Markets

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  • Brown, Stephen
  • Yan Du, Daphne
  • Rhee, S. Ghon
  • Zhang, Liang

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Two unique experiments are conducted. First, we evaluate returns to the best value and momentum strategies combined by: (i) a long portfolio of stocks classified as both value stocks and winner stocks; and (ii) a short portfolio of stocks classified as both growth and loser stocks. Second, we put all sample stocks of four representative Asian markets (Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan) into one basket to undertake a regional level one-basket approach. Interestingly, the combination of best value and momentum strategies does not provide a significant improvement over the value or the momentum strategy evaluated separately. One immediate conjecture is that value stocks and winner stocks are not necessarily moving in tandem. Likewise, growth stocks and loser stocks may offset their effectiveness. Value premia under the one-basket approach are all insignificant regardless of the weighting scheme used.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Emerging Markets Review.

Volume (Year): 9 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 79-88

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:9:y:2008:i:2:p:79-88

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  1. Timo H. Leivo, 2012. "Combining value and momentum indicators in varying stock market conditions: The Finnish evidence," Review of Accounting and Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 11(4), pages 400-447.
  2. Pätäri, Eero & Leivo, Timo & Honkapuro, Samuli, 2012. "Enhancement of equity portfolio performance using data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(3), pages 786-797.
  3. Malkiel, Burton & Jun, Derek, 2009. "The "value" effect and the market for Chinese stocks," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 227-241, December.
  4. Eero J. Pätäri & Timo H. Leivo & J.V. Samuli Honkapuro, 2010. "Enhancement of value portfolio performance using data envelopment analysis," Studies in Economics and Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 27(3), pages 223-246, August.
  5. Burton G. Malkiel & Derek Jun, 2009. "The Value Effect and the Market For Chinese Stocks," Working Papers 1177, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Center for Economic Policy Studies..

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